India vs Australia 4th Test Sydney: India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara’s Australian summer seems to be getting only better. If he slammed a century in Adelaide and Melbourne in winning causes, he improved it further at SCG with 193 to solidify India’s position in the match. India already leads the series 2-1 with a win at MCG, and now with Pujara’s marathon knock, it seems to have shut any hopes the hosts may have been farming. The innings by Pujara included a lot of new records he set, like facing the most number of balls and spending maximum time on the crease by an Indian batsman.
Here is how Twitter lauded Pujara’s efforts.
Since 1971, only two batsmen have come to Australia and faced more deliveries in a series than Cheteshwar Pujara has done, those batsmen being Alastair Cook and Desmond Haynes.
He also surpassed Rahul Dravid to face the most number of balls by an Indian batsman in a Test Series in Australia.
At the time of filing the copy, India was well placed and looking to bat Australia out of the match. Pant was going strong and looking to bring up a fifty.